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Pakistan: Around 20 killed, 55 injured in clothes market blast

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Around 20 people were killed and several were injured on Sunday in a blast at a clothes market in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area in Pakistan.

According to the Dawn, out of the 55 people who have been injured, more than 15 victims are in critical condition.

The second-hand clothes market was bustling with activity as shoppers were busy purchasing winter clothes when the explosion happened.

“It was a timed device bomb. Around 30 to 35 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast,” a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) official told Dawn.

A probe is underway into the blast and security forces cordoned off the area. Meanwhile, no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, however, two suspects have reportedly been taken into custody from the blast site. (ANI)